Charles Grady, a railroad brakeman, John Woods, switchman employed in the Clover Leaf yards and Dennis Redman, a farmer living about a mile south of town, have been arrested and charged with having stolen three barrels of whiskey from a C.H. & D. railroad car Friday night.
Saturday morning, when the car was opened it was found that three barrels of booze were gone and the police were notified. Chief Thompson trailed the wagon tracks and finally found the whiskey hidden in a fodder shock on the Redmond farm.
Charles Grady had hired a one-horse wagon the night of the robbery and the tires of the wagon matched the tracks left by the wagon, and Grady went to jail. The whiskey was found about eleven o’clock Sunday night and when Redman was questioned about it he stoutly denied any knowledge of how it got there. The barrels were hauled to the City Building and later will be turned over to the owners.
Nearly all day Monday, C.H. & D. officials, the government agents and the state were busy quizzing the men.
While it is not known positively that any of the barrels have been tapped, one is suspiciously light. A gauger will measure, and the report he makes will settle that point definite.
Chief Thompson and the other officers made a quick and thorough job of cleaning up this affair and securing the return of the stolen property within 48 hours.
Delphos Herald, Mar. 3, 1919
Load of Delphos Booze Captured at Ft. Wayne
Deputy sheriffs of Ft. Wayne captured a motor truck load of whiskey and other intoxicants. The load of fire water was in charge of Herman Bellhauve, of Ft. Wayne, who had secured it in Delphos. The driver of the truck and his companion were intoxicated when they were found.
The truck contained ten barrels of beer, three kegs of beer, twenty pints of whiskey, and ten quarts of whiskey. Bellhauve was placed in the county jail, where he was unable to secure bond for his release.
The truck load of joy-juice was well camouflaged to represent household goods, and but for an unfortunate circumstance, he would without a doubt have gotten to his destination. While driving the machine in an intoxicated condition, the pair manipulated the truck so badly that it became lodged crosswise in the main road, with the front end stuck in the mud at the side of the highway.
The deputies happened along at this inopportune time and seeing their condition, began to inspect the contents of the truck, and when the men and the truck were taken to the jail where the booze was placed in safe keeping.
Delphos Herald, Jan. 2, 1919
Ft. Jennings Sheriff in Wild Goose Chase
A thrilling tale has trickled down from our neighboring hamlet of Ft. Jennings. They had a jolly big card game Tuesday night and while the affair was at its height it was rudely interrupted by a splintering crash, caused by a run-away horse. A man had two buggies which he was hauling home and on his way he stopped in front of the hall where the fun was in progress. While he was there, an automobile ran into one of the buggies The noise of the collision frightened the horse which ran away, completing the wrecking of the buggy. The “sheriff” of the village was summoned, who upon hearing of the depredation, cranked up his trusty Ford and set out in hot pursuit of the automobile that started all of the rumpus. Fifteen miles into the wilds, he chased the machine, but it eluded him and he was forced to return without anyone to stick in cold storage in the village calaboose.
Delphos Herald, Mar. 6, 1919
What appears to be a war to do away with the Lincoln Highway and to substitute a highway known as Federal Route 30 is under way at Lima.
A Lima paper has carried a number of articles and editorials dealing with the subject, all of them taking the view that the Lincoln Highway and for that matter, the Harding Highway also, have ceased to exist as such since the Federal government has designated the Lincoln Way, together with the Harding Highway between Delphos and Mansfield as Federal Route 30.
The designation of this route, however, does not mean that the Lincoln Highway has ceased to exist. We believe that the Lima people will find that the Lincoln Highway association is just as much alive as ever and will continue to boost for the improvement of this great highway.
An editorial in a Lima paper indicated that this new association has taken the place of the Lincoln Highway Assn.
The Lima people objected strenuously when the Lincoln Highway was rerouted some years ago and ceased to pass through that city. They are now taking advantage of the action of the federal government in designating the Harding Highway through Lima as Route 30 to lay claim to having the Lincoln Highway passing through Lima, to proclaim it as dead with the new route as its successor.
Wether or not it is due to intentional misrepresentation, the position is not well taken.
The Lincoln Highway is still in existence as much as ever.
The Lincoln Highway association has been in existence for many years. It took charge of the work when there was no such thing as a coast-to-coast highway and it has consistently fought the battle and worked for the improvement of the highway in all the state.
Any attempt to steal the credit now that the work is practically done is certainly out of place.
The Lincoln Highway still exists and will continue to exist. It is the greatest transcontinental highway. It exists east from Delphos through Gomer, Cairo, Beaverdam on to Bucyrus. It is not yet completely improved east of Delphos but progress is being made as it has in other parts of the country.
July 18, 1927
Fred Astaire Visits Delphos
The city of Delphos was visited by a noted movie and stage star on Wednesday noon.
Fred Astaire and his party stopped at the Point Restaurant for their appearance caused considerable comment.
Oct. 1, 1947
New Stand Pipe
The new one-half million gallon water tank which is to be constructed at the city water field in the north section of the city has been received over the Pennsylvania Railroad. The seven carloads contain a total of 193 tons.
Clarence Stewart, of Lima, has already started laying the distribution pipe for the new well field. The deep well is now under construction by Walter Neidhardt, of Spencerville. He will also construct the aerator for the new well field.
Sept. 30, 1947
At three o’clock Saturday afternoon, an aeroplane was seen flying over this city by a large number of Delphos people. The pilot was not steering his machine at any great height and was flying in a northerly direction. Many who saw him were not envious of his position, as judging from the temperature on terra firma, he must have been enjoying some real winter weather.
Jan. 4, 1919
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July 1, 1948
Among 4 Injured Players
The benefit game which was held Sunday at the city athletic field was a big success and a large number of persons were in attendance to see the Pittsenbarger Supply team win from the Delphos Grain and Milling Company by a score of 6 to 4. Approximately $140 will be divided between the players who were injured in softball league during the season. Players who will benefit are: Bernard Will, Moletus Osting, Syl Thithoff and William Briggs.
Sept. 29, 1947
Last evening, Danial Schmeltzer, a farmer living three miles west of town, was driving home with a team hitched to a farm wagon. On West Second street they ran away and the driver could not hold them. At the corner of Second and Bredeick street they ran into the yard of Fred Klein. As the wagon struck the curb, Mr. Schmeltzer was thrown out and caught between one of the wheels and a shade tree. He was badly bruised and sustained a very severe scalp wound, which Dr. Marsh attended to. The team ran into the apple orchard next to Mr. Klein’s, the wagon striking a full grown tree, tearing it off at the roots. Otherwise little damage was done.
Aug. 20, 1895
Two Buggies Smashed
While Will Boehmer was hitching up his brother’s driving horse, the animal took fright and ran from the barn to West Third street, where the buggy collided with another in which were Mrs. B. W. Dalk and Mrs. C. C. Bliss. The ladies turned into Simon Runyan’s yard to escape the runaway, but it followed and struck their buggy. In front of Dr. J. M. Marsh’s house, Boehmer’s horse kicked their buggy. The runaway then ran toward the school yard, the buggy striking a tree, where it was almost mashed into kindling wood. Mrs. Dalk was thrown from her buggy and dragged along the ground holding the lines, and receiving painful bruises. The buggy was badly damaged but Mrs. Bliss escaped without a scratch.
Aug. 16, 1895
The Fourth Time
George, a small son of Fred Ganshaw, East Cleveland street, has an arm which is surely a “goner” to him. A few weeks ago he fell from a cherry tree, breaking it between the elbow and wrist in exactly the same place it had been broken twice before within two years. It was just healing nicely a few days ago, when last evening he fell out of a wagon and the bone was again separated. Dr. Williamson bandaged the arm, and is of the opinion that about one more break will render the member useless.
Aug. 16, 1895
A scientific writer says that death by a lightning strike is the most painless death in the world. We never talked with a man who was struck by lightning, but a man whose wife once caught him kissing the hired girl told us in confidence that he never believed that a man could suffer as much in a hundred years as he did in twenty seconds.